|Throw of Rory's Story Cubes with Significator|
The cube closest to me is Turtle, which I am seeing as patience. Turtle, Bridge and Happy Face , with Alien Face at the bottom, are closest to me if you look for the cubes all around me like a clockface. 'Patience is the bridge to happiness, even if it is alien to me!' It isn't only patience that I see in the Turtle, though, but also the slow, steady pace. He just keeps going. He will get there eventually. Can't be rushed. He will stop and rest when needed. He is not on anyone's time clock. He just keeps going at his own slow pace.
This is my lesson. Before I start a journey of any kind, make sure I really want to go on it. Because getting to the destination is nothing compared to the journey itself. The journey is all. And if you start out on a journey you don't want to be on, you are in for a long, unpleasant experience. Unless you have the option of just stopping in your tracks and turning back, which I find myself doing a lot. But let's look at that. Because if you spend all your time starting down roads that then freak you out so you turn and go back to the starting point -- you never really leave the starting point. And eventually you run out of time altogether, game over. So it's really important to choose goals that you will feel happy working toward. And then, don't be in a rush to complete the journey. Slow and steady wins the race. If you're enjoying the journey, you won't want to rush, anyway.
These aren't new messages here, but they're true. I need to take a good look at some of these ideas and goals and projects I've been toying with and decide what roads I really want to travel.